Attributes of Lycaena rubidus

Ruddy Copper
Lycaena rubidus (Behr, 1866)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Identification: Upperside of male bright red-orange; female duller orange-brown to dark brown. Underside of both sexes gray-white to gray-yellow; hindwing with or without muted black spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 5/8 inches (2.9 - 4.1 cm).
Life History: Males perch in open areas and along streams or gulches to watch for females. Eggs are laid singly on or near the base of the host plant. Eggs hibernate.
Flight: One flight from June-July at lower elevations; from July-August at higher elevations.
Caterpillar Hosts: Dock (Rumex) species in the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Dry gravelly or sandy areas such as arid streamsides, sagebrush, scrub, dry fields, alluvial washes.
Range: British Columbia east to North Dakota; south to central California, and northern New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required. Nature Conservancy Rank: G-5, Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
June 05, 2016 Kristie Nelson Mono County, California, United States June 08, 2016 Details
September 10, 2015 Chris Carvalho Harney County, Oregon, United States September 23, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 18, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 diwalks2 Washoe County, Nevada, United States September 07, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 06, 2014 Sue Orlowski Umatilla County, Oregon, United States June 18, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 15, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 plex1ppus Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 09, 2014 Details
July 05, 2011 ddodd Sioux County, Nebraska, United States April 30, 2014 Details
September 02, 2013 Frederike Hofstra Grand County, Colorado, United States February 24, 2014 Details
July 03, 2006 tjantscher Carbon County, Wyoming, United States January 10, 2013 Details
July 31, 1987 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 2008 hjbarkey9 Park County, Colorado, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 06, 2011 sbouffard Jefferson County, Idaho, United States April 05, 2012 Details
August 02, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States March 28, 2012 Details
July 04, 1976 legacy.reporter (R. H. Leuschener) Lyon County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 1976 legacy.reporter (R. H. Leuschener) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1977 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1979 legacy.reporter (George Balogh) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 2011 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States December 02, 2011 Details
August 01, 2011 cpcdolan Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States August 09, 2011 Details
July 12, 2011 Jdammarell Lincoln County, Washington, United States July 26, 2011 Details
July 06, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 2007 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Tuolumne County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 19, 2005 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 09, 2008 legacy.reporter (John Lane) Lassen County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 22, 1973 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Alpine County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 29, 1923 legacy.reporter (unknown) Modoc County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 10, 1967 legacy.reporter (Emmel, Shields & Ellis) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 23, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler Evi Buckner-Opler) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 21, 1984 legacy.reporter (David L. Eiler) Lassen County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
September 04, 1988 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
September 04, 1988 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 28, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 30, 1999 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Mono County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 23, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 27, 1937 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
June 30, 1941 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
June 30, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
June 27, 1961 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
August 16, 1952 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
August 07, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
August 29, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
August 11, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
August 05, 1959 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Madera County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
June 28, 1961 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 08, 2009 Details
September 07, 2009 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States October 13, 2009 Details